5 common interview questions (and how to answer them)

Updated: Jun 15

Hey edumagicians,


It's June, and maybe you haven't landed a teaching job - YET. When I graduated college with a Master's in Special Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Special education and Elementary education along with a certification in PreK-6 and special education K-12, I thought I had an interview on lock. I thought for sure by graduation; I would have a job.


I seriously felt like this. I even questioned, should I be a teacher?

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Today Candace shares five common interview questions and, more importantly, how to answer them. It is easy to search for interview questions, but how do you answer them? We know how you feel - just because it is June, and you may not have a job teaching - YET. It is OK! You are still a valuable teacher. Your job just hasn't been posted yet.



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Let's jump right into these five questions.


Question: If I were to walk by your classroom, what would I see?

  • Pedagogy, Pupil driven, and passion

  • be descriptive - what would they see, hear, and feel in the classroom?

  • Paint a picture for the interview team

  • what kind of teacher do you want to be?

Question 2: Tell me about yourself

  • Tell the story about your teaching journey

  • Share your story with confidence

  • Be coachable and approachable


Question 3: Share a strength and weakness that you have

  • Weakness needs to show self-awareness and action plan

  • Lead with weakness and end on your strengths

  • Don't make a strength a pseudo weakness - no perfectionism here, friends.

Question 4: What is your teaching philosophy?

  • What is your vision of your ideal classroom?

  • Share in a story format

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Question 5: What can I ask the interview panel?

  • Build rapport with the panel

  • Always ask a question to the panel

  • What advice do you have for a new teacher?

  • Why did you choose this school?


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